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Creme de la Creme List Closes Tomorrow

So the Creme de la Creme list for 2014 closes tomorrow night.  Monday night, 11:59 pm ET, final moment to submit to the 2014 list.  After that, no entries will be accepted.  The list itself will post on January 1st.

This is likely also your final chance to be part of this 9-year project.  While I haven’t made a decision about whether or not this will happen in 2015, I am currently leaning towards this list — the 9th list — being the final list.  I’m not seeking feedback (I’ll make a decision next fall), but I’m letting you know my mindset so you don’t feel like you missed out if this turns out to be the last one.  You now know as much as I know.

I love making the list, but it is a lot of work.  And it feels like so many things that it has run its course.  It’s well-loved but well-worn.

Take a few minutes to peruse your archives and pluck out one post that you think is a good door for a person to enter your blog.  Don’t get hung up on the word “best.”  Perhaps replace that with “representative.”  Which post would you want to put forward from 2014 if someone told you that they wanted to see an example of your blog?

P.S. While you’re in there choosing a post, don’t forget to write one for tomorrow’s #MicroblogMonday.


1 Amber { 12.14.14 at 6:35 pm }

I believe I submitted a post for the Creme awhile back. I hope you got it! I’m looking forward to seeing the list and reading some great posts, and maybe finding some new bloggers!

2 Mali { 12.14.14 at 9:14 pm }

I appreciate the work you do for this Mel. I can totally understand that because of the amount of work, you might not want to continue, and that is a perfectly legitimate reason to stop.

But if you think the idea itself is old, remember that for the newer bloggers, it’s not a well worn idea, but a lovely fresh way of being part of a community. (Sorry, I know you weren’t looking for feedback. So please take my comment as the thanks and appreciation it was meant to be.)

3 Queenie { 12.14.14 at 9:17 pm }

You know, in all of these years, I have never once participated, but it’s not because I don’t value the list (it’s awesome). It’s too much pressure to pick ONE post. So, I like your idea that it should be representative, rather than “best.” And, I will miss it when it’s gone. 9 years. That’s a long time.

4 Amel { 12.15.14 at 4:20 am }

Thank you SO much for taking the time for this, Mel. Truly appreciate it.

5 D { 12.15.14 at 8:59 am }

THANK YOU for the reminder! I almost forgot. I’ve never submitted a post before, but since this might be your last year (hope it is not) I figured that I better do it. Thank you again for organizing this! I have read the posts for the past few years and they are great!

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